Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mushroom Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 9/27/2011 04:11:00 AM
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Mushroom Biryani is a very popular recipe and a modern twist to the classic biryani. Good alternative if you want to make biryani without meat. Learn how to prepare Mushroom Biryani by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 900 gms Mushroom

• 2 Onions (thinly sliced)

• 4 cup Basmati Rice

• 1 Lemon

• 3/4 cups Oil/ghee

• 2 tsp Soya Sauce

• 7 Cloves garlic

• 4 Green chillies(chopped)

• 3 tsp Ginger (chopped)

• 3 Cinnamon

• 3 Cardamoms

• 3 Cloves

• 3 Tomatoes (chopped)

• 1-1/2 tsp Chilly Powder

• 3 tsp Coriander Powder

• Mint leaves

• Salt to taste


How to make Mushroom Biryani:

• Clean, wash and soak the rice for 1 hour in enough water taken in a pot.

• After due time, drain the water from pot.

• Heat ghee in a pressure pan and saute soaked cleaned rice. Remove.

• Trim mushrooms into big pieces and keep it aside.

• Grind cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, garlic into a paste.

• In a pressure Cooker, heat the oil and ghee, fry ground masala and the onion till it turns golden brown.

• Then add all other ingredients, mushrooms and stir for 10 minutes.

• Add 7 cups water and let it boil, add the soaked rice and stir till the rice level and the water level equals, pressure cook in low flame for 15 minutes.

Masala Sambar

Posted by sandhya at 9/27/2011 03:54:00 AM
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Masala Sambar is a very popular,tasty and spicy recipe. Learn how to prepare Masala Sambar by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• ½ cup Tur Dal (soaked)

• Mixed Vegetables (as desired, chopped)

• 2 tbsp Oil • Salt (to taste)

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds

• 1 sprig Curry Leaves

For Sambar Masala:

• 1 tbsp Chana Dal

• 1 tbsp Urad Dal

• 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

• ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds

• 1 tbsp Coconut (grated)

• 8 Red Chilies


How to make Masala Sambar:

• Heat oil in a pan and fry all the ingredients to make the sambar masala.

• Remove and grind to a fine paste.

• Take tur dal with water in a large saucepan and cook until tender.

• Mix in vegetables and cook until tender.

• Stir in the ground sambar masala and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

• Flavor with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and salt.

• Serve hot with dosa.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chicken Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 9/25/2011 03:59:00 AM
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Chicken Pizza is a very popular and tasty recipe. Learn how to prepare Chicken Pizza by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 450 gm Boneless Chicken Breast

• 1 Pizza frozen dough

• 4 tsp Pepper

• 1 cup Mushrooms (sliced)

• 1 Vegetable Cooking Spray

• 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

• 1/2 tsp Thyme

• 1 tbsp Olive oil

• 1 Garlic Clove (minced)

• 2 cups Purple Onions (sliced)

• 1 cup Red bell pepper

• 1/4 tsp Salt


How to make Chicken Pizza:

• Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

• Add chicken, salt, pepper and garlic and heat it for few minutes.

• Add onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and thyme.

• Saute for few minutes into the chicken mixture, until chicken is cooked. Keep it aside.

• Unroll pizza dough and pat into a 12-inch pizza pan coated with cooking vegetable spray.

• Splash half cup cheese evenly over the dough.

• Spread chicken mixture over the cheese and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

• Bake at 425 degree F for 15 minutes or until crust is golden.

Strawberry Pizza

Posted by sandhya at 9/25/2011 03:48:00 AM
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Strawberry Pizza is a very popular and differnt recipe. Learn how to prepare Strawberry Pizza by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 6 tbsp Butter (softened)

• ½ cup Sugar

• 1 Egg

• ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

• ¼ tsp Almond Extract

• 1¼ cups All-Purpose Flour

• ½ tsp Baking Powder

• ½ tsp Salt
For the Filling:

• 1 (8 oz) package Cream Cheese (softened)

• ½ cup Confectioners' Sugar

• 2 cups sliced fresh Strawberries

• 1 cup Sugar

• ¼ cup Cornstarch

• 2 cups crushed fresh Strawberries


How to make Strawberry Pizza:

• Whisk butter and sugar for about 2 minutes, until creamy.

• Beat egg, vanilla extract, and almon extract together in a seprate bowl. Add to the sugar-butter mix and beat well.

• Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.

• Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Whisk well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

• Remove from the fridge and roll out into a 13-inch circle on a floured surface.

• Place in a 12-inch pizza pan. Fold the edges slightly up.

• Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and cool completely.

• Prepare the filling by beating confectioner’s sugar and cream cheese together, until smooth.

• Spread over the crust and arrange sliced strawberries.

• Combine sugar, cornstarch, and crushed berries in a saucepan. Stir and cook until well blended. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until thickened.

• Remove and cool. Spread over the strawberries.

• Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gujarati Dal

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2011 01:41:00 AM
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Gujarati Dal Recipe is a yummy recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Gujarati Dal Recipe by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 300 gms Toovar Dal

• 1 big Tomato (chopped)

• 1 Lemon(juice)

• ½ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 4 Green Chilies (chopped)

• 45 gms Jaggery ( Grated)

• 1 tsp Chili Powder

• 6 Cocum Pieces

• 30 gms Peanuts

• 2 Red Chilies

• ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds

• ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds

• ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds

• 12 Curry Leaves

• 2 Bay Leaves

• 3 Cloves

• Oil

• Salt (to taste)

• Coriander Leaves ( Garnishing)


How to make Gujarati Dal:

• Wash dal and peanuts in 750 ml of water.

• Once dal is cooked, mix it till it become smooth.

• Heat up the pan with oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves , cloves, bay leaves , fenugreek, asafoetida and red chilies.

• Add tomato, cocum, chili powder, green chilies, turmeric powder, jaggery and fry it for 3 min.

• Add 750 ml water, salt , dal and lime juice.

• Cook it for 15 min in low flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

• Serve it.

Moong Ki Dal

Posted by sandhya at 9/21/2011 01:32:00 AM
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Moong Ki Dal is a yummy sweet preparation for dal. Learn how to make/prepare Moong Ki Dal by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 cup Split Green Gram Skinless (Dhuli Moong Dal)

• 1 cup Milk

• 1/4 inch piece Ginger (peeled and crushed)

• Salt to taste

• 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

• A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

• 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 2 Cloves

• 1 tsp grated Jaggery (Gur)

• 3 tbsp Ghee


How to make Moong Ki Dal:

• Soak dal for half an hour, drain the water and keep aside.

• Pressure cook the dal with salt, turmeric powder and water and bring it to boil. Simmer in low heat till the dal is nearly done.

• Add crushed ginger, hot milk and jaggery and stir to mix well and cook for another 10 minutes. Check the seasoning.

• In a pan, heat ghee and add cumin seeds, asafoetida and cloves.

• When it splutters, add the dal and stir.

• Serve hot.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani

Posted by sandhya at 9/18/2011 02:23:00 AM
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Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani is a very famous Hyderabadi main dish. Learn how to prepare Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 kg Rice

• 1 kg Mutton

• 10 gm Cardamom

• 10 gm Cinnamon

• 10 gm Cumin Seeds

• 10 gm Cloves

• 40 gm Ginger

• 20 gm Garlic

• 100 gm Green Chilies

• 50 gm fried Onion

• 1 bunch Coriander Leaves

• 1 bunch Pudina Leaves

• 1/4 cup Yogurt

• 1/4 kg Ghee


How to make Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani:

• Wash mutton and keep it aside in a vessel.

• Grind green chilies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, fried onion, coriander leaves, and pudina leaves together. Add this mixture to the meat.

• Add yogurt and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Leave aside for half an hour.

• Heat the oil which you had used to fry onions in a cooker.

• Add the marinated mutton and cook for 4-5 whistles. Henceforth, lower the flame and cook for 5 minutes.

• Boil 2 liters of water in a vessel and add rice.

• Take out semi-cooked rice from the vessel and spread it on the meat and spices mixture, to form a layer.

• Combine one cup of boiled water with 1/4 kg ghee. Pour over the rice.

• Place a plate on the vessel and seal its edges with kneaded dough.

• Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.

• Turn off the heat and leave the biryani for 15 minutes, after which it will be ready to be served.

Andhra Mutton Curry

Posted by sandhya at 9/18/2011 01:20:00 AM
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Andhra Mutton Curry is a very spicy recipe. This is a delicious curry and quite easy to prepare. It goes well with rice, parathas, bread, appam, idiyappam, puttu or pulao. Learn how to make/prepare Andhra Mutton Curry by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• ½ Kg Mutton ( Cut it into medium size pieces)

• ½ tsp Red chili powder

• 2 tsp Black Pepper Powder

• ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 inch Stick Cinnamon

• 1 tsp Coriander seeds

• 1 tsp Cumin seeds

• 2 Cloves

• 2 Green Cardamoms

• 3 Medium Onions ( Chopped)

• 1 Large Tomato ( Chopped)

• 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste.

• 10 Curry Leaves

• 1 tsp Poppy Seeds

• ½ tsp Fennel Seeds

• 4 Black Peppercorns

• Coriander Leave

• Oil

• Salt (to taste)


How to make Andhra Mutton Curry:

• Pressure cook mutton pieces with 2 cups water, turmeric and salt till 6 whistles.

• Add poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, fennel seeds. Cool it for 10 min.

• Then grind it and keep it aside.

• Heat up the oil in Pan.

• Add curry leaves, onion and Cook till the onion becomes brown.

• Add ginger garlic paste, chili powder and half the black pepper powder and cook for 2 min.

• Now add tomato and mutton pieces, cook on high flame until the tomatoes become soft.

• Add salt and spice powder.

• Cook in low flame till mutton pieces become soft and add remaining black pepper and mix well. • Finally toss coriander leaves and serve.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Potato Salad Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 9/15/2011 03:58:00 AM
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Potato Salad Sandwich is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Potato Salad Sandwich by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients:
• 1/3 Cup prepared potato salad
• 2 Leaves of lettuce
• 1-1/2 tbsp Mayonnaise
• 2 Slices tomato
• 1 Hamburger bun

How to make Potato Salad Sandwich:
• Open bun and layer each side with 1 1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
• Place tomato slices and lettuce leaves on bottom half of bun.
• Layer potato salad onto tomato, and spread toward the ends of bun. Then cover with top of bun.

Vegetable Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 9/15/2011 03:46:00 AM
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Vegetable Sandwich is a delicious and filling food, ideal for breakfast. Learn how to prepare Vegetable Sandwich by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 loaf Sliced Bread

• 100 g Butter

• 3 tbsp Mint Chutney

• 1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced

• 2 Carrots, peeled and sliced

• 2 Tomatoes, sliced

• 6 Green Chilies

• 2 Onions, peeled and sliced

• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped

• 1 tsp Lemon Juice

• Salt, to taste

• Pepper Powder, to taste


How to make Vegetable Sandwich:

• Mince green chilies and coriander leaves.

• Remove brown edges of bread with knife or scissors.

• Apply butter on one side of the bread slice and then spread mint chutney over it.

• Now, arrange sliced cucumber and carrot over it.

• Take another bread slice and apply butter over one side.

• Put it over the prepared bread (butter side face up) and arrange onions, tomato slices, minced chilies and coriander leaves over it.

• Sprinkle salt and pepper and pour ½ tsp lemon juice over it.

• Take another slice and butter one side.

• Top it sandwich with the bread slice (butter side face down).

• Your sandwich is ready. Repeat the process to make more sandwiches.

• Serve with tomato sauce.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tandoori Prawns

Posted by sandhya at 9/14/2011 04:38:00 AM
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Tandoori Prawns is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Tandoori Prawns by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 1 kg Prawn Tails (with shells)

• 7 g Red Chili Powder

• Salt (to taste)

• A pinch of Turmeric Powder

• 3 g Garam Masala

• 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

• 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

• 200 g Curd

• 5 g Ajwain

• Oil (for brushing)



How to make Tandoori Prawns:

• Remove the veins of the prawns.

• Marinate the prawns with lemon juice, salt, and ginger-garlic paste. Keep aside for 15 minutes. • Mix curd with ajwain, garam masala, red chili powder, and turmeric together in a separate bowl.

• Drain the prawns and keep in the curd mixture for an hour.

• Heat the oven and roast the prawns for about 5 minutes.

• Remove and brush the prawns 4 times with oil nicely. Roast for another 4 minutes.

• Serve hot with vegetable salad.

Baked Crab

Posted by sandhya at 9/14/2011 04:23:00 AM
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Baked Crab makes a scrumptious accompaniment for a lavish meal. Learn how to make/prepare Baked Crab by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 4 fresh Cromer Crabs

• 30 g Butter

• ½ Lemon Juice

• ½ tsp Mustard

• 4 Nutmeg (grated)

• A pinch of Cayenne Pepper

For Toppings:

• 15 g Bread Crumbs

• 1 tbsp melted Butter

• 30 gm Parmesan Cheese (grated)

• Lemon Wedges


How to make Baked Crab:

• Preheat oven to 200°C.

• Mix melted butter, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, & lemon juice in a bowl.

• Fill the mixture through the crabmeat gently & put into the shells.

• Mix bread crumbs with melted butter and Parmesan cheese.

• Layer the mixture over the crab evenly.

• Bake the crab for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

• Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bandaru Ladoo

Posted by sandhya at 9/13/2011 02:05:00 AM
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Bandaru Ladoo is a yummy, sweet delight that is very popular in Andhra Pradesh. Bandaru ladoo is one of those mouth watering dishes which are made on The festival of Makar Sankranti . Learn how to make/prepare Bandaru Ladoo by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 250 g Bengal Gram Flour (Senaga Pindi)

• 250 g Sugar

• 1 tsp Cardamom Powder

• Oil, to fry

• 1 cup Water

• 50 g Cashew Nuts, fried in a tbsp ghee

• 1 tsp Ghee


How to make Bandaru Ladoo:

• Take a small pan and heat oil in it and add it to the Senaga Pindi.

• Mix it well with hand and prepare a dough using water (it should have the same consistency as puri dough).

• Place the disc with medium-size hole in the muruku press and fill it with dough, leaving space for the upper part of press.

• Heat the oil and carefully press the dough in the oil, to make spirals, making sure that the bottom of the press is away from the oil (about 2 inches). Do it carefully, so that the hot oil fumes do not reach your hand.

• Turn it over and fry it till it turns golden brown.

• Drain the oil and repeat the process till the dough is over.

• Powder the prepared spirals in a blender and keep aside

• Now, take sugar and mix water in it, to make light syrup.

• Add powdered spirals, cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts in the sugar syrup and mix well.

• Remove from the flame and prepare lemon sized balls from the mixture, while applying a little ghee on the palm, so that it does not stick.

• Bandaru ladoos are ready to serve.


Tip of the day: There is simple and easy way of doing it (provided there is no connoisseur in the family) for those who do not have the muruku press or time and patience. Powder sugar in a blender, fry `senaga pindi' lightly in 2 tbs of ghee and mix them along with the roasted cashew nuts and cardamom powder. Add a little more ghee for consistency while making the laddus.

Badam Kheer

Posted by sandhya at 9/13/2011 12:59:00 AM
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Badam Kheer is a very popular recipe. It does not take a lot of time.........and it is good to serve during festivals and get togethers. Learn how to make/prepare Badam Kheer by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1 Cup Almonds(badam)

• 6 Cups Milk

• 1 Cup Sugar

• 1/2 tsp Saffron Strands

• 2 Cup Water


How to make Badam Kheer:

• Soak badams in a hot water for about an hour.

• Drain the water, peel off the skin of almonds and make a fine paste in a grinder using milk if necessary.

• Cook badam paste for about 5 to10 minutes in a heated pan over low flame and stir it continuously.

• Add sugar and keep stirring the mixture.

• Pour the remaining milk and boil it for about 15 minutes.

• Garnish it with a few saffron strands and serve.


Suggestion: This can be served hot or cold.....it tastes good either way!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blueberry Ice Cream

Posted by sandhya at 9/10/2011 05:15:00 AM
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Blueberry Ice Cream is a very tempting and tasty recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Blueberry Ice Cream by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 4 cups Blueberries

• 1½ cups Sugar

• 3 tbsp Orange Juice

• 4 cups Light Cream

• 1 tsp Vanilla


How to make Blueberry Ice Cream:

• Combine blueberries, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Crush the berries and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.

• Remove from heat and blend into a smooth puree.

• Strain the puree and leave it to cool.

• Mix the puree with cream and vanilla.

• Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the directions.

• Serve cold.

Avalos Podi

Posted by sandhya at 9/10/2011 04:55:00 AM
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Avalos Podi is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Avalos Podi by following this easy recipe.


Ingredients:

• 1 kg Rice Flour

• 8 cups Coconut (grated)

• A handful of Cumin Seeds

• Salt (to taste)



How to make Avalos Podi:

• Mix together flour, coconut, half handful cumin seeds, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Let it rest for 1 hour.

• Dry roast the remaining cumin seeds in a pan.

• Pour the flour mixture in the pan and cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium flame, until brown. Stir frequently.

• Remove and cool completely.


Suggestion: While serving, take some avalose podi and mix in sugar and eat. Optionally, you can slice some banana pieces and mash it along and serve.


Tip of the day: Roasting should be done on medium heat so as to bring out the flavors and for even roasting.

Applesauce

Posted by sandhya at 9/10/2011 04:33:00 AM
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Applesauce is a purée that is made from stewed and mashed apples. Learn how to make/prepare Apple Sauce by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 2 Apples - peeled, cored and shredded

• 1 tsp Ground cinnamon

• 1/4 Cup water

• 3 tbsp Brown sugar


How to make Applesauce:

• Place shredded apples in a medium saucepan over medium low heat.

• Sprinkle with cinnamon, then add water and cook until the apple bits become soft and mushy.

• Stir in brown sugar and mix well; if desired, top with ice cream and serve.

• Apple Sauce is ready.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Almond Spice Sandwich

Posted by sandhya at 9/08/2011 04:08:00 AM
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Almond Spice Sandwich is an instant recipe to satisfy your hunger. Learn how to make/prepare Almond Spice Sandwich by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup Almond Butter

• 1 tbsp Honey

• 1 tsp Cinnamon (Ground)

• 4 tbsp Almonds (Sliced)

• 4 tbsp Raisins

• 8 slices Whole Grain Bread


How to make Almond Spice Sandwich:

• Mix almond butter, honey and cinnamon in a bowl.

• In a slice of bread, spread two tablespoons of almond butter mixture.

• Over it sprinkle one tablespoon of sliced almonds and one tablespoon of raisins.

• Top it with the other slice of bread.


Tip of the day: The cream used on cakes should always be chilled and beaten in sharp upward strokes to incorporate air. Never overbeat.

Beetroot Sambar

Posted by sandhya at 9/08/2011 03:47:00 AM
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Beetroot Sambar is a palatable recipe. Learn how to prepare Tamilian Beetroot Sambar by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 tsp Sambar powder

• 1 cup (236 ml)Tur Dal (Split Red Gram) (cooked well)

• 1/4 cup(236 ml) Coconut (grated)

• 2 Green Chili (chopped)

• 3 Beetroots (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes)

• ½ cup (118 ml) Curry Leaves (chopped)

• 10 flakes Tamarind (small size) (Imli)

• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves

• Salt to taste



How to make Beetroot Sambar:


• Boil the beetroot until beetroot are soft and set aside.

• Take a pan and heat oil.

• Put mustard seeds into the oil and sauté it.

• Add urad dal, green chili, curry leaves, coconut and fry it.

• Put all the fried ingredients into the boiled beetroot and cook it with four to five cups of water.

• Add sambar powder, tamarind pulp

• Mix it well.

• Reduce the heat and simmer up to 5 min.

• Garnish with coriander leaves.


Suggestions: Serve with rice

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Aravana Payasam

Posted by sandhya at 9/06/2011 08:27:00 AM
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Aravana Payasam is a very famous recipe. Aravana Payasam is often offered as a prasadam to the Gods in temples down south. It has a very auspicious note to it. Learn how to make Aravana Payasam by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 4 cup Jaggery
• 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
• 1 Raisins(Dried Grapes)
• 10 Cashew
• 2 cup(473ml) Rice
• 1 cup (237 ml) Ghee

How to make Aravana Payasam:

• Wash rice and fry in ghee.
• Cook the rice by adding water.
• Add 1/2 cup of ghee to the rice and blend it on low flame.
• Put jaggery to the rice and cook for some time.
• Add rest of the ghee slowly on low flame so that rice, ghee, jaggery can mix well.
• Garnish with raisins.

Suggestions: Serve hot

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Baby Corn Mushroom Masala

Posted by sandhya at 9/04/2011 05:43:00 AM
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Baby Corn Mushroom Masala is a spicy and delicious dish. Learn how to make/prepare Baby Corn Mushroom Masala by following this easy recipe.




Ingredients:

• 250 gm Mushrooms (halved)

• 3 Tomatoes (chopped finely)

• 1 Onion (chopped finely)

• 1 Capsicum (chopped finely)

• 100 gm Baby Corn (halved)

• 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste

• 1 tsp Garlic Paste

• 2 Green Chilies (chopped)

• 1 tsp Red Chili Powder

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

• 1 tsp Garam Masala

• Salt (to taste)

• 1 tbsp Oil

• Coriander Leaves (chopped)


How to make Baby Corn Mushroom Masala:

• Heat oil in a pan and fry onions, until they are golden brown.

• Add in ginger-garlic paste and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes.

• Stir in green chilies and red chili powder.

• Add in tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.

• Add salt, garam masala and turmeric powder

• Then, add mushrooms, babycorn and capsicum.

• Stir for five minutes, or till tender.

• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Tip fo the day: Add a few tsps. of milk to cauliflower while boiling to rid it of the raw smell. Drain and wash before adding to the recipe.

Bacon and Cheese Omelet

Posted by sandhya at 9/04/2011 05:31:00 AM
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Sometimes the classics are the best and this traditional bacon and cheese omelette is no exception to that rule. Learn how to make/prepare Bacon and Cheese Omelette by following this easy recipe. Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
• 115 gm Swiss cheese (thinly sliced)
• Salt and pepper as per taste
• 8 Eggs (beaten to blend)
• 7 slices Bacon
• 1 tbsp Olive Oil
• 1 cup Milk

How to make Bacon and Cheese Omelette:
• Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
• Grease a 9-inch round baking dish with butter.
• Arrange cheese slices on the bottom of the greased dish.
• Take oil in a large skillet, add bacon and cook over low heat until done.
• Drain well on paper towels.
• Chop 4 slices of the bacon and then half the remaining 3 slices crosswise, curling them into a spiral. Set aside.
• Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl.
• Add salt and pepper and then stir in the chopped bacon.
• Pour milk/egg/bacon mixture over the cheese.
• Bake for 25-30 minutes.
• Place parsley in center of omelet and arrange bacon curls around the edge.
• Bake for 5 more minutes and then cool 5 minutes before slicing into wedges to serve.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Paala Undrallu

Posted by sandhya at 9/02/2011 10:01:00 AM
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Hai viewers...Happy Vinayaka chavithi to all. In this Happy Occasion I present Paala Undrallu here. It is also known as Paal kozhukattai in tamil, it is a perfect dish for Vinayaka.




Ingredients :
• Milk : 1 cup

• Rice Flour : 1/2 cup
• Finely Grated Coconut : 1/2 cup
• Sugar : 1/2 cup
• Cardamom Powder : 1/2 tsp
• Ghee : 1 tsp

How to make Paala Undrallu :
• Bring two cups of water to a boil.

• Add the rice flour and ghee and mix well.
• Reduce the flame, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
• Switch off the flame and set aside for 5 minutes.
• Divide the dough into small balls and set aside.
• In a cooking vessel, bring a cup of milk to boil.
• Add the sugar and grated coconut and cook for 2 minutes.
• Then add the dough balls and cook for another 5 minutes.
• Now add the cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the flame and serve.
 

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